Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of Sponzilli Landscape Group and its subsidiaries, Daniel Sponzilli is charged with Companywide business development and expansion of the Sponzilli brand and interests. Along with his father, Richard Sponzilli and brother Jason Sponzilli, directs all areas of the company’s ’Strategic planning and direction.
Mr. Sponzilli actively participates in all aspects of the Sponzilli Landscape Group’s projects, including deal evaluation, pre-construction, planning, financing, design, construction, sales and marketing, safety planning, while ensuring the renowned Sponzilli quality of service standards are met.
Since joining Sponzilli Landscape Group in 2000, the company and the brand has grown dramatically. Mr. Sponzilli has expanded the company’s reach into the challenging New York City and Connecticut markets with a list of new service categories and luxury installations on world renowned properties. As a result, Sponzilli landscape Group has received unprecedented exposure, press and accolades such as Top 50 Snow Contractor in the US, New Jersey Contractors Association Residential Landscape Design award & the award for installation of a large scale commercial property. Mr. Sponzilli was strategic in solidifying the landscape construction contract for the new Yankee Stadium Parklands, the largest green roof in NYC, Barclays Center Arena Transit Canopy & Plazas, JP Morgan Chase Headquarters, Goldman Sachs Site 25, and also awarded in conjunction with Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects, the prestigious 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects design award for the New York City Parks Department Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn.
In addition to his daily responsibilities, Mr. Sponzilli has also steered the company to be the premier green roof & green wall installation and consulting firm in the tri-state area. Working with the area’s most prestigious developers, owners and General Contractors such as the Trump Organization, Durst Organization, Rudin Management, Forest City Ratner, Boston Properties, Tishman/AECOM, Turner Construction, Hunter Roberts, Skanska, Bovis Lend Lease, Sponzilli Landscape Group is proud to call the largest intensive green roof, Yankee Stadium Parklands, the largest interior green wall installation, Bank WTC, and largest exterior green wall installation for TIAA CREFF Pocket Park on 44th street in New York City.
Mr. Sponzilli is also actively involved with SLG’s sister company, The Hydroseeding Pro. A nationally Recognized leader in erosion control and golf course construction. Having been involved in the day to day leadership of this company, it has grown to a service reach of as far south as Florida and west as Seattle. Mr. Sponzilli is considered the industry trailblazer in demonstrating the use of erosion control mulches in golf course construction projects and has aided many owners, general contractors and contractors in building golf courses under budget and early. The Hydroseeding Pro has installed erosion control and grassing measures on some of the world’s most recognizable golf courses, Liberty National-Jersey City NJ, 2012-2013 Barclays Cup, Trump National Bedminster, 2017 U.S.Open Championship & U.S. Open Jr. Armature Championship, Chambers Bay Seattle, WA 2015 U.S. Open Championship & Bayonne Golf Club.
Along with his many business interests, Daniel has created a charitable foundation, Green Roofs for Schools, with an initiative to develop sustainable and interactive green roofs for public and private schools throughout the tri-state so school children can experience gardening, landscaping and interaction with landscapes in an urban setting.
Daniel Sponzilli received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and marketing from the New York University Stern School of Business and has been studying at Rutgers University Cook College towards an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture.